by Jenifer Shockley
ATLANTA – The Financial Engineer has named the Master of Science in Mathematical Risk Management program at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business among the nation’s best financial engineering programs – No. 26 overall and No. 10 among programs at public universities.
Relying on financial economic theories, financial engineering employs mathematical and statistical methods to address advanced quantitative problems in the financial services industry. Examples of applications include designing and pricing financial securities for investment and risk management purposes, and devising financial and investment strategies to meet specific goals.
Robinson’s M.S. in Mathematical Risk Management program prepares students for analytical and technical risk management positions within financial institutions, risk management advisory organizations and treasury departments of non-financial corporations. This rigorous financial engineering program draws expertise from mathematical finance, econometrics and corporate risk management.
“We are pleased that Robinson’s M.S. in Mathematical Risk Management is ranked among the nation’s best financial engineering programs and proud that the program provides our students with the acumen to address contemporary risk management issues,” said Robinson College Dean Richard D. Phillips.
The publication bases its rankings on six criteria relevant to student quality and career outcomes. Forty-six U.S. programs are ranked.
The largest business school in the South and part of a major research institution, Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business has 200 faculty, 8,000 students and 75,000 alumni. With programs on five continents and students from 88 countries, the college is world-class and worldwide. Its part-time MBA is ranked among the best by the Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report, and its Executive MBA is on the Financial Times list of the world’s premier programs. Located in Atlanta, the Robinson College and Georgia State have produced more of Georgia’s top executives with graduate degrees than any other school in the Southeast.